Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2019, as well as the four previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represents nearly $1.26 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2019 from donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies. The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Liberty Ship Memorial, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
City of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,487,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 874
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Parents Club West Portal School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano Contra Costa CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Preventive Medicine Research Institute Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Portuguese Organization for Social Services & Opportunities Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,152,774

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Compass Family Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
First Graduate San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Homeless Prenatal Program, Inc. San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
Wilderness Society San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,750
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Chanticleer, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Asha for Education San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 451
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 78,000
Sexual Health Innovations San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 1,390
California Trout San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 344,201

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Henry M. Gunn High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
HEAL Project CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
VMC Foundation CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Corporate Advised 2018 11,029
AOPA Foundation MD Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Resource Conservation District CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ashland Emergency Food Bank OR Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Society of St Vincent de Paul OR Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church GA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boise State University Foundation Inc ID Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 3,110,929

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Family Supportive Housing, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
GLAAD Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Houston Food Bank United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100
Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Gatos-Saratoga Girls Softball Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Windward Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boys and Girls Clubs of Bend, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Acumen Fund, Inc. United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
YWCA of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Healthy Minds Innovations Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Jersey Shore School Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Larkin Street Youth Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 5,306,267

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